Housing benefit and council tax during COVID-19
- Check if you need to apply for universal credit to get help with housing costs.
- See information from Lewisham Homes about the Covid-19 outbreak.
- Find out if you are eligible for a reduction in your council tax.
Council tax reduction scheme
We operate a council tax reduction scheme (CTRS) to support those on low incomes and least able to pay. A further reduction will be made for those struggling as a result of COVID-19. Find out more about the council tax reduction scheme (CTRS).
If you are concerned about your ability to pay council tax, get in touch by completing the enquiry form and we will consider deferring your payments for a short while.
If your payments are deferred it will not reduce your annual charge. You will still be expected to pay the full amount but we will put back the date that your first payment is due. This will mean you will have less time to pay the charge for the year.